Articles for October, 2008

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 31, 2008
Once again, we revisit the classic reinterpretation of Michael Jackson’s Thriller in Tamil: [youtube]LbvP7dT3Dx0[/youtube] Goli Maar! Killer! Killer!

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2008
François Macré – Thriller (reprise A’cappella 64 pistes)   Singer, François Macré, managed to record each of his tracks in video as he sang this A Cappell version of "Thriller", and arranged all 64 parts visually, so you can see each of the different tracks used for the song. It took him over 300 hours…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2008
POKÉMON OFFERS SPECIAL DRAGONITE CHARACTER DISTRIBUTION FOR POKÉMON DIAMOND AND POKÉMON PEARL AT EXCLUSIVE TOYS"R"US EVENT NATIONWIDE Dragonite – One of the Most Unique and Powerful Dragon-Type Pokémon Available for Wireless Distribution November 8 and November 9 October 30, 2008 – For the first time, Dragonite™, one of the strongest Dragon-type Pokémon, will be available…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
October 30, 2008
"Lock the doors and board the windows, Lars Ümlaüt is coming for you. An intimidating presence, the Norwegian-born Ümlaüt describes himself as a force for you to be doing the reckoning with!" And hence we were introduced to Guitar Hero’s stereotype of the Extreme/Black Metal genre. We’re not talking Hair Bands and Glam Metal. Nor…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 30, 2008
A new designer toy series from acclaimed British designer James Jarvis [San Francisco, CA – October 27, 2008] – STRANGEco, the premier producer of high-quality designer toys and gifts, is pleased to announce the King Ken Mini Series, a new toy series created under license from London-based Amos Novelties. Designed by famed illustrator and Designer…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 27, 2008
Sequel to the Acclaimed F.E.A.R. Videogame to Launch Digitally in Conjunction with Retail Release Burbank, Calif. – October 27, 2008 – Warner Bros. Digital Distribution announced today that the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment game, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin will be available for digital download via partners in North America in conjunction with the day and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 27, 2008
Bandai is excited to announce the launch of the Power Rangers Fall Promotion which kicks off this weekend at Disney Store locations in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA  (were this past weekend 10/24 and 10/25) ; and next weekend in Chicago, IL!   This weekend the “Power Rangers Days” at Disney Store locations give kids the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 26, 2008
The 2008 holiday shopping season is here, and on Sunday, the highly anticipated Toys“R”Us Big Toy Book will arrive! With eight extra pages packed with more bikes, more trains, and yes, more video games, it’s the BIGGEST Toy Book ever produced by the company. Value-conscious parents will be just as delighted to find thousands of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 26, 2008
CAST-A-WAY TOYS (St. Louis  MO)– Cast-a-Way Toys is following up on its highly successful launch of Captain Action and Dr. Eville with an all new line of Phantom Retro-style action-figures.  Cast-a-Way Toys is partnering with King Features to produce these new 8 inch scaled action figures based on Lee Faulk’s classic Jungle Hero. Arguably the…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
October 25, 2008
Deep in their dark and treacherous swamp, the Legion of Doom plans its next attack… On your collection!  Ever since the creators of the SuperFriends put together 13 of the galaxy’s vilest villains, this group has been etched in our minds.  Sure, I admit to having difficulty naming all 13 at once, but that does…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 24, 2008
Legendary B-movie actor Bruce Campbell plays himself in MY NAME IS BRUCE, which he also directed.  The film, distributed by Image Entertainment, begins its national platformed release October 31st – Halloween – in New York.  Bruce will be introducing the film at the theatre and doing a post-screening Q&A with the audience on opening night…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 24, 2008
The rumors are confirmed! Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively-multiplayer game set in the critically acclaimed world of Knights of the Old Republic was officially announced this week at a press event held at the LucasArts campus in San Francisco. Taking place 300 years after the events of Knights of the Old Republic, players…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 22, 2008
DC Direct wowed the collecting community this week with giving us our first look at the greatly anticipated "History of the DC Universe" line.    This new line of figures that was mentioned in passing in an interview with DC Direct before Comic Con, and became one of the most talked about in the company’s…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
October 21, 2008
If you have a Target within driving distance I’m betting you’ve waited outside its doors for the 8 a.m. opening. Its just one of those things we do. Since JLU became a Target "exclusive" I’ve been thinking more about the Big Red Bulls Eye. Here are some random observations and recollections.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 21, 2008
Shao Kahn, Darkseid, Baraka and Lex Luthor Join the Cast of Super Heroes and Super Villains in the Most Anticipated Fighter of the Year Today Midway announced the complete cast of characters in the epic fighter, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. Rounding out the powerhouse line-up are the final villains Shao Kahn, Darkseid, Baraka and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 21, 2008
The GI JOE team at Hasbro has answered our latest round of questions.  If you have a question you want answered in the next round then post it in this thread.    Q1. Is there any chance of seeing Cover Girl in the 3¾” line before the focus shifts over to the movie figures? A1….

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 20, 2008
Plus, Win a Complete Set of Guitar Hero Action Figures McFarlane Toys’ first series of Guitar Hero action figures is now rocking Toys ‘R’ Us stores! For information on which Toys ‘R’ Us stores near you are carrying these figures, go here. Series 1 includes four of Guitar Hero‘s fan-favorite characters. Each 6-inch scale articulated…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 20, 2008
Below are the DC Direct solicitations for items shipping June 2009.  It includes on the most anticipated lines that DC Direct has ever announced.    ACTION FIGURES   HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES BASED ON THE ART OF GEORGE PÉREZ The first in an ongoing line of action figures that spans…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 20, 2008
Dream Halloween is right around the corner. This is a fantastic event where Mattel teams created one-of-a-kind collector items to auction off for Children Affected by Aids. This year, among the spectacular toys are two items we showed off first at San Diego Comic Con, the one-of-a-kind Darth Mater and the second and last publically…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
October 18, 2008
One of the things you notice fairly quickly when you collect this stuff – and take it out of the package –  is how much packaging there really is.  It doesn’t matter the toy or the company, there is still packaging that has to be dealt with.   What do we do with it? 

 

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